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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 246 | Routes 18 | Areas 5 | Photos 34 | Page Improvements | Comments 66 | Posts 77 | Stars 38 | Ratings 8
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Location: Colorado : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Pool Wall : The Upper Wall : Under the Wire (5.11b)
By: Ryan Curry When: May 30, 2017

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Comments: The crack is incredibly consistent in its thinness...you could protect most of this route with black and blue Aliens. That said, I used offset nuts, a few finger-sized cams, and a single #2 and #3 Camalot (in pods). This worthy climb deserves an anchor.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : The Fortress : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Nov 4, 2016

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Comments: Actually, this is the preferred descent. A much less sandy approach can be made by following the instructions on the main Woodfords Canyon page. Basically, follow your dotted line further up-canyon and then start up towards the group of large trees that sit below the Donnie-G wall. There's cairns to lead the way.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Super Stealth (5.11c/d)
By: Ryan Curry When: Nov 4, 2016

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Comments: I've heard .12a for this rig. Do you work for FEMA, sandbagger?


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Amped (5.12b)
By: Ryan Curry When: Sep 13, 2016

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Comments: A test of thin hand jamming skills. Starts with fingers and quickly transitions into slightly overhanging, and flared, green camalots for a short stretch. Hard for the grade.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Phantom Spires : Phantom Wall : Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (5.11b)
By: Ryan Curry When: Apr 10, 2015

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Comments: This is an awesome pitch, one on my favorites at Phantom Spires. I remember a purple Metolius/blue Alien being helpful at the start of the crack, after clipping the second bolt.

This pitch is worth the walk down to the Lower Spire alone.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Proton (5.11b)
By: Ryan Curry When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: FA: Dan Osman and Mark Bauer


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Portly Gentleman's Route (5.12c)
By: Ryan Curry When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Watch the rope-cutting roof on this awesome route. The safe, although scary, strategy is to place gear in the roof and at the lip (bomber) and then climb the crux, avoiding the temptation to place thin gear on the final "headwall" stretch. If you blow it you'll take a big whip, but your rope won't be pulled against the sharp lip of the roof.

As for TR'ing, I don't know if there's really a good way to do it. I would probably pull the rope through the gear and TR straight from the anchor, sans d... more >>


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: No worries, Tyson. While we're at it, you could redraw the line for Power Surge (5.12a). It cuts hard left after the roof crack following the "teeth-like" jugs to another splitter crack and finishes up that. The route you have drawn in right now is a 5.12+ bolted variation to the original line.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: Number 11 is ADP, 5.9.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Neutron (5.10a)
By: Ryan Curry When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: Mark Bauer and I added a direct finish to avoid the traverse at the end of the original pitch. If you continue straight up from the end of the corner you can link into another crack/flake (2 bolts) to a separate anchor at the top of the cliff. This stretch goes at 5.7/5.8-ish.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : West Shore : Eagle Creek Canyon : Mayhem Cove : ... : Photo (Copy)
By: Ryan Curry When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: Besides Hospital Corner, Tombstone Terror, One of These Days, Serenity Now, Candyland, Seams to Me, Space Trucking, The Fracture, Dominion, The Prow, Velvet Gloves, Salt Water Flush, Freaky Styley........


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : The Fortress : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: Dude, I had to represent as I was rocking my retro rugby shirt. Trust me , I love me some Bosch!


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : The Fortress : ... : 5.11 TR (5.11+)
By: Ryan Curry When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: I believe this goes at 5.10. Again, a heady lead as there's no pro for most of the first half.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : The Fortress : ... : 10D TR (5.10+)
By: Ryan Curry When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: The tiny placements on this line would require some cleaning. Even then this climb would be a very heady lead.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Lost and Found (5.9)
By: Ryan Curry When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: This one's called Lost and Found. We were unsure if it had been climbed previous to our ascent, and although it was dirty and lacked an anchor I'm pretty sure it had, hence the name.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : West Shore : Eagle Creek Canyon : Mayhem Cove : Unknown (Cubic Zarconia?) (5.10c)
By: Ryan Curry When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: We always called this one .10d. I've never heard a name for it, though. It's helpful to bring a long draw for one of the bolts on the low-angle middle section to alleviate drag.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 12 - Wildcat Falls & Above ... : Separate Reality (5.12a) : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 20, 2014

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Comments: One of the most iconic photos in climbing, IMO.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: The obvious pink streak is Crazy Creek (5.8). It's a Kennedy route that climbs quite well. The gear is a bit tricky, but all there.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: May 18, 2014

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Comments: Hey BSL,

This was a project some friends and I were working on a few years back. It was a promising and difficult line; the opening moves leading into the corner were probably in the 5.13- range, then it was great 5.10+/5.11- climbing up a great dihedral. Unfortunately the rock crapped out after 60' or so and it was guarded by a HUGE approach, even by Woodfords standards. Long story short it never got done. Feel free to give it a go. Hit Chim up for the beta.

Ryan


Location: California : Central Sierra : Calaveras Domes : Calaveras Dome : Silk Road (High Times) (5.11 PG13)
By: Ryan Curry When: Nov 26, 2013

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Comments: It should be known that this all-time classic was established by Jay Smith and company and was originally named "High Times". Many years later 2 alternate approach pitches were added and the entire climb re-named. I think it would be appropriate to refer to the original name on this site as a sign of respect for the first ascentionist.

Oh, and pitch 10, the one referred to as the "money" pitch, goes at .10d. One of the best pitches of corner climbing around!


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Numb Bunion (5.10+)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: I dunno. Kennedy "rediscovered" the pitch a few years back, but the anchor was already up there from some prior ascent.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Numb Bunion (5.10+)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 28, 2013

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Comments: No worries, Laine. I really enjoy seeing these routes on here. Keep up the good work!


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 26, 2013

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Comments: Go Tim!!


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : ... : Numb Bunion (5.10+)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 26, 2013

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Comments: This is a fun route. Thin gear protects much of it; I recommend a set of small brass wires and tiny cams (including a black alien or equivelant).

Also, the climb is probably closer to 60'-70' long, definitely not 90'.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Mojito Run (5.11-)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 6, 2013

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Comments: Nice job on adding a new climb at the Black Wall! Now give us the goods on this new route. What about a description or some photos? The suspense is killing me.


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